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Submissions from 2018

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Cultivating the Mindset for Creative Output, Alison Akell

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Alliance Activism: Feminist and videogame learning principles in building an identity-based, personal-development roadmap addressing subjective bias and discrimination, delivered in a mass-briefing format using videogame terminology, Erik Anker

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Method Theory: Finding a Connection and Making Meaning in Literature, Andrew Blom

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Applying Critical Thinking Skills for Successful Pilot Projects, Shawna Flaherty

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Reflection and Growth in Teaching: Designing and Implementing a High School Biology and Society Course Using Action Research, Bradley J. Kozel

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Growing Together: Personal Reflection and Understanding Can Foster Team Development, Rachael Layne

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Building a Successful Community & Family Engagement Pilot: Advocating for Student Success, Denise Manning

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My CCT Journey to Become a History Teacher and Creativity and Art in a Facing History Classroom - The Holocaust and Human Behavior Curriculum, Amy McLaughlin-Hatch

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Designing a Social Architecture for Personal Leadership in the 21st Century: The Autonomous Realization Tetrad (ART), Bobby Ricketts

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Meaning and Purpose in Adolescent Education: How Educators Can Help Adolescents Develop Purpose and Use It To Maximize Meaningfulness in Their Lives, Andrew L. Smith

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A Critical Perspective to Managing Generational Diversity in The Workspace in East Asia, Debra Moh Yunni

Submissions from 2017

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Real World Application of CCT Tools: How Reflection, Dialogue Processes and Action Research were used to promote organizational change and student success in Re-Engagement Work, Kayla D. Faust

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The Resolute Student, Wipa Khampook

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Transformational Leadership For Growth In Changing Times, David Kooharian

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Steps Towards an Integration of Critical and Creative Thinking through Reflective Practice, Amy Seidl

Submissions from 2016

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Teaching Critical and Creative Thinking Skills Through Problem-Solving in High School Mathematics Classes, Daniel L. Albert

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From There to Here and Over Again: Developing through CCT Studies my Ability as a Parent to take Action on Teenage Non-­Suicidal Self-‐Injury, Kerri Arruda

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Thinking Deeply, Creating Richly: Learner Transformation Through Narrative, Kaylea Hascall Champion

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Revising the Myth of Normal: Creating a Sustainable Secondary Academic Curriculum Predicated on Learning Diversity, Sara M. Kaplan

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Sharing Wondrous Stories of This Place: A Garrison School Website for the Wider Community, Jill Corson Lake

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Developing a New College Course: A Journey Using Applied Critical and Creative Thinking Towards Philosophy, Decision Making, and Possibilities, Myra W. McWethy

Submissions from 2015

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Pedagogy of Curiosity: Initial Explorations of Instructional Practice in a Critical Thinking and Curious Classroom, Michael Chalukian

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Leaping Off the Page and Melding Modes: The Multimodal Space Poem as a New Form of Poetry, Todd J. Erickson

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Learning Considered: Emergent Design in Student Affairs, Carl F. Ericson

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Creative Problem Solving: A High School Curriculum Satisfying the Needs of 21ST Century Learner, Steve Guenin

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Braiding a Naturalist’s Journey of Embracing Courage, Rhoda A. Maurer

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Towards a Sensitive Dialogue Model for Polarized Scenarios, Maria Nardi

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Transitioning From Following to Making Your Own Path Through Critical and Creative Thinking, Cassie Tighe-Hansen

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Think Unbound: Changing the Way People View and Teach Creativity in the Work Environment, Michael Wienke

Submissions from 2013

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Applied Creativity: Tools Toward Transformation: An Undergraduate Curriculum, Teryl Cartwright

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Developing a Creative Thinking Course for Community College Students, Noreen McGinness Olson

Submissions from 2012

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Discovering My Passion as an Ally: Gaining Awareness of the History of the Gay Rights Movement, Meghan R. Callaghan

Belief is so last century, Cynthia Clayton-Parent

Life is a Journey, Carol D. Hardick

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Born-Again Artist: Lessons, Prophets, and Visions on Developing an Identity as an Artist, Alison Palmucci

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Maximizing the Learning Outcomes of Cocurricular Civic Engagement in Higher Education, Jeremy Poehnert

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Stumbling into Change and Overcoming My Creative Fears in the Process: My CCT Experience Identifying and Overcoming Uncertainty and Fear in My Creativity, Lorna J. Riach

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Third Divergence: Representations and Reflections, Nathan Weaver

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Managing from the Middle, Lisa Williams

Submissions from 2011

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First-Generation Students’ Pathways to a Baccalaureate, Yolanda Avidano

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Building a Learning Community for Dental Hygiene Faculty, Nancy Baccari

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Empowering and Engaging Teen Girls through Media from the Perspective of a Practitioner and Producer, Marie Celestin

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Creative Consciousness: Becoming a Reflective Designer, Renessa Ciampa Brewer

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Serendipity and Persistence: A Journey Building a Rich Music-Making Culture in Public Schools, Constance Cook

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My Journey to Develop an Innovative Approach to Unplanned Pregnancy, Gina Dillon Podolsky

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Mutual Mondays, PTSD and Dialogue Process with Veterans of Armed Conflict: Becoming a Facilitator, and Healing Along with Participants, Michael Johns

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The Implementation of Conflict Management Training into the Post Anesthesia Care Setting for Staff Nurses during Yearly Competency Day, Ann Leary

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Our Mouths on Paper: A Critical Look at the Educational Value, Social Importance, and Self- Exploration Stemming from Slam Poetry, Candace R. McDuffie

Student's Stress: It's Real and Manageable, Mary F. McGurn

Putting the Self Back into Self-Regulation: Why Current Academic Self-Regulation Models are Insufficient for High-Schoolers and What Can Be Done about It, Sheila O'Shea-Resto

Submissions from 2010

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My Plan to Play: A Personal Journey towards a Lifetime of Play, Aimee Blaquiere

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Changing My Perspective on Intelligence, Kristin E. Capezio

Inner Struggles, Outward Reach: An ADD'er Reflects on the Path towards an ADD Coaching Practice, Scott Goddess

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Tension and Critical Thinking in Art, Marnie A. Jain

Service and Community: An Action Plan For Schools , Julie Johnstone

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Navigating the Complexities in Teaching, Marie Levey-Pabst

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Using Critical & Creative Thinking to Enhance Productivity in Integrated Marketing Communications Meetings and Procedures, Ashley N. Smith

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Applying Critical and Creative Thinking in Teaching Buddhism, Doan Van Thua

Searching and Exploring a Multi-Cultural Identity for Myself and My Daughter through Critical and Creative Thinking, Diana Truong

Submissions from 2009

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Managing a Creative Practice, Julie C. Barrett

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Bringing Community College Students and Employers Together: A Guide for Employers and Career Centers in an Economic Decline, Jeffrey Craig

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Children's Story: Per-Se-Vere, Virginia de la Garza

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Social Action Teaching: Engaging Middle School Students in Knowing and Doing in the Social Studies Classroom, Alyssa Hinkell

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Promoting Rapid, Sustainable Operational Change in Business Organizations, Michael Lihon

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Mentoring towards Resilient Thought, Jeneen M. Mucci

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Incorporating Service-Learning into the ESL Curriculum: What Aspiring Practitioners Need to Know, Andres R. Reyes

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Exploring the Teaching Mind: Extending Participation in Lifelong Learning through Engagement with a Supportive Community, Jeremy Szteiter

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Constructivist Learning Verses Explicit Teaching: A Personal Discovery of Balance, Tara N. Tetzlaff

Developing Healthy and Balanced Minds: How Creative, Critical and Moral Thinking Promote Good Cognition, Matthew Tower

Submissions from 2008

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The Globally Responsible Leader, Bertha-Lucia Fries

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Original Curriculum for Encouraging Meaningful Community Service in High School Students, Elizabeth H. Naylor

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Meaning through Metaphor: Visual Dialogue and the Picturing of Abstraction, John Quirk

Submissions from 2007

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My Search for a Meaningful Information Literacy Course: A Drama in Three Acts, Jan Coe

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Fighting Traffic Congestion in Metropolitan Phoenix by Making Public Transportation a Success, David Frias

Recovery and Discovery to Become a Balanced Thinker - and Beyond, Maho Hatano

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Individual Transitions between Organizational Cultures, Gretchen Heath

Fiction Writing and the Unconscious: A Memoir, Kathleen Irwin

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Illness Stories: From Recognizing the Significance in Care to Planning My Own Storied Practice, Jane LaChance

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Identifying Methods Nurse Managers Can Implement to Foster a Supportive Environment for Staff Where Disruptive Behavior Exists, Kathleen Leavitt

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Rationale and Provisional Lesson Plans for Learning High School Science through Discovering Dialectically and Creatively, Jean Rene

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From Humor in the Workplace to Humor as a Means of Healing from Loss, Sheryl Savage

Destination? A Play about Workplace Ethics, Zhenxing Wang

Submissions from 2006

Traditional and Non-Traditional Graduate Academics: Two Models for Consideration, Frank Carvino

Staircase to Slope: A Mathematics Learning Expedition, Karen Crounse

Refining Operating Room Communication: Creating a Culture of Improved Teamwork for the Future of Perioperative Nursing, Barbara DiTullio

Training Teaching Assistants in Theory and Methods: The Next Professors of Biology, Michelle Hardy

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Web-Based Transitioning for Students with Disabilities: Learning from Existing Limitations to Design a Process that Leaves No Child Behind, Kevin Johnson

Leadership of a New Generation to Forge Peace, Progress and Prosperity for All, Beck H. Lee

A Journey to Make Documentaries that Entertain as well as Enlighten, Luz Valdez

Submissions from 2005

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Collaborative Insight: Fostering Communication between Designers and Their Clients, Andrea Brenner

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Have Your π and Eat it Too! Using a Course Website to Facilitate Student-Centered Learning and Improve the Effectiveness of the High School Mathematics Experience, Jeffrey Bretsch

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Capturing the Dance: Producing the Live Dance Performance of '128' For Video, James E. Clements

From Teaching to Writing: The Creation of a Reader Intended to Support a Focus on Communication and the Cognitive Needs of the Learner in Spanish Classrooms, Nicholas Conlin

How Would Artists Design CBIR? Facilitating Collaboration to Develop Content-Based Image Retrieval on an Art-School Campus, Paul Dobbs

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…And There Was Light. On Becoming a Writer: A Reflective Journey, Senait Fesseha

Developing Intrapersonal Synergy though Dialogue and Expressive Writing: Implications for Education and Living, ElizaBeth Garcia

Dynamic Systems Theory and Human Development: A Cognitive Journey through Intellectual State Space, Matthew Jans

Hands-on: Lessons for ESL adults, Linda Jeffrey

Bureaucracy: An Original Creative Project, Robert Lingley

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Critical and Creative Thinking Reflections of an Adventure in Career Changing, Meghann McNiff